Welcome to UCSC Silicon Valley Campus

Welcome to Silicon Valley!!! And welcome to the blog for EC Higher Education, the International Recruitment and English Language Provider for UCSC-Extension.  Here at UCSC-Extension we offer 9 month certificate programs in the heart of Silicon Valley.  All of our 9-month (3 quarter) programs include the options for internships and one year of OPT.   We have redesigned our programs to meet the needs of international students.  We will walk you through the process and assist you with every step to make sure you are successful in your Certificate program and ultimately, successful in changing your career.

For international students, our English program is specifically geared to prepare you for your Certificate program as well as give you the tools you need to be successful in finding internships and OPT opportunities.  At the Pre-Advanced level, TOEFL 66-79, it is a 12 week (1 quarter) preparation course which focuses not only on Academic English, but also business skills such as; networking, US style resume, cover letter, applying for a job,  and interviewing.  For students at the Upper Intermediate level, it is a 12 week course for which the special focus class will teach you the skills you need to be successful in your University program such as; pair and group work, presentations, note-taking, plagiarism and citing sources, and academic vocabulary.

Please make sure to ‘like’ us on Facebook to learn more about our program and see some of the activities we are doing.  We hope that you will choose UCSC-Extension certificate programs for your educational and career needs.


Daniel Heckmyer
ELI Program Manager